“If you don’t think this can happen to you, you’re wrong”
Eleece Moll still is nursing the wounds from where the petite woman clawed at her eyes and savagely bit her right arm three weeks ago.
At least now the 53-year-old can close her eyes without constantly seeing the naked stranger’s legs and buttocks snaking through the open sunroof.
But the physical education teacher’s sense of security remains shaken. “It’s the kind of experience where … I don’t know if I’ll ever feel safe again,” Moll said, adding that she intends to buy a gun.
“I’m just a regular person coming home on a Tuesday night … in a good part of town. If you don’t think this can happen to you, you’re wrong.”
What brought her to this point began with a drive down Arthur Ray Teague Parkway in Bossier City, the weather pleasant enough to insist that the windows and sunroof on the Saturn Aurora be opened to welcome in the night air.
It was just before midnight Sept. 8. Moll and her husband, Cloyd Moll, had been in the car about six hours returning from a business trip to Austin, Texas.
And home was but moments away when they spied a naked woman, waving her arms above her head, in the middle of the parkway at Walker Road.
The Molls, thinking the woman could have been a crime victim in need of help, screeched to a halt.
The woman yelled that she was going to “die fighting tonight,” her declaration augmented by an expletive.
Moll said her husband tried to swerve around the naked figure but the woman jumped into the car’s path. He tried again.
That’s when the woman leaped onto the hood of their car.
“At that point, I knew we were under attack,” Cloyd Moll said. The 56-year-old threw the car in reverse for about 20 yards in hopes of throwing off the woman.
But she had a death grip on the hood — in the crevice where it meets the windshield. And when Cloyd Moll stopped the car, the woman “climbed up (the hood) like a cat” and through the sunroof feet first.
As the woman lowered her 5-foot, 4-inch, 120-pound frame inside the car and into a straddling position on Eleece Moll’s lap, she kicked Cloyd Moll’s face, sending his glasses flying out the open window.
“The very first time she reached for my face, her fingernail penetrated my eye,” Eleece Moll said. “I knew from that point I had to keep my eyes closed.”
Meanwhile, Cloyd Moll blindly felt around for his cell phone. No cars had passed and it didn’t seem help could be summoned any other way, the Molls said.
Eleece Moll, still restrained by her seat belt and with her eyes closed for protections, was at a disadvantage. All the while, her attacker was cursing and saying she was going to fight until she died.
“She bit me for a full 15 seconds before she let go,” Eleece Moll said, then imitated the growling noise the stranger made while sinking her teeth into Eleece Moll’s right forearm, leaving two large bite wounds — one the size of a half dollar, the other a quarter.
Cloyd Moll said he finally located his cell phone, rolled out the driver’s side door and franticly called 911.
His wife somehow remained calm and relatively still (to prevent her flesh from ripping). “God was with me, I felt like,” Eleece Moll said, adding that there was no other reason for her “incredible peace.”
After Cloyd Moll hung up with dispatchers, who asked what he said felt like a million questions, he ran to his wife’s aid.
He opened the door and tried to pull the woman off but her mouth still was clamped onto his wife’s arm.
“She lost interest in Eleece because she wouldn’t fight her, so then she came after me,” Cloyd Moll said.
“So I took her to the back of the car and slammed her up against the back of the car, hoping to break her back.” The impact put a small dent in the car, but “she got right back up and slugged the tar out of me.”
Still without glasses and basically blind, Cloyd Moll said he punched the woman. She staggered back a few steps.
But the only thing that prevented a retaliatory attack, he said, was the sound of Bossier City police cars screaming down the parkway..
The woman ran up a nearby levee and into woods, according to a Bossier City police report.
Officers saw the woman fall as they were chasing her. She was lying unresponsive on the ground when they caught up with her, the report states.